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A post-candidacy update!

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Oh hello there! I just thought I’d stop by and remind everyone that I still exist.¬†Hope the new year is treating everyone well!

The last time I was here I was freaking out about my upcoming candidacy exam. Well, I’m happy to announce that I passed! ūüėÄ I am officially a PhD candidate! And, I also have the great news of announcing that I won an NSF fellowship too! ūüėÄ It’s a pretty good month if I don’t say so myself. Now if only my instrument and data would agree and¬†give me nice results. O:

Anyway, as I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, my posting schedule may be a little bit hectic. I’m hoping that I’ll get an actual blog post up by next week talking about some of the¬†grad school pro tips I’ve accumulated across this crazy adventure. I am also planning to talk about proposal writing, literature reviews, how to make a good powerpoint for a science talk and how to create a great NSF application packet!

Any objections? Or anything in particular you want me to talk about? Let me know! I hope to be back to (non-academic) writing soon enough.

 

Mini-Hiatus

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*waves* Hi there! And happy holidays to whoever is celebrating them!

It has come to another point in my life where I must throw in the towel¬†and take a short hiatus from blog writing. Which, honestly, makes me really sad. Because this blog is something I take a lot of pride in and it’s become something¬†I look forward to doing during the week!¬†But lately, it’s been a bit difficult to write up quality posts on a weekly basis, while also keeping up with all the other things going on in my life right now. So, rather than forcing myself to¬†churn out weekly material, I figured it was time for a break and for me to focus on, oh I don’t know, passing my candidacy exam.

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